Ongata Rongai residents in Kajiado County are now leaving in fear after a loose lion attacked and mauled a middle aged man to death.
The incident happened in Tuala, Oloosirkon Ward Kajiado East Constituency on Monday morning.
The lions devoured the whole body including the head, leaving a piece of his leg with a white sock on and a piece of the forearm.
Simba Mla Watu: Familia yaomboleza, jamaa wao aliwa na simba Ongata Rongai.
Kichwa chake na mkono tu vilipatikana kichakani.
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The man’s body parts were found on Monday morning by passersby at a bridge near Nazarene University, a few kilometers from Ongata Rongai town.
Beware of Loose KWS Lions!!
Kenya Police and KWS officers have come to pick a body of a man who was attacked and mauled to death by a loose lion in Tuala, near Africa Nazarene University, Ongata Rongai. |@kwskenya @citizentvkenya @BreakingNewsKE @TheStarKenya pic.twitter.com/ZIkHmbnBgp
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Tuala resident James Kuria said the lions may have attacked the man who is yet to be identified.at night or morning hours.
He said area residents live in fear because the animals have been roaming in their premises for a long time now with authorities ignoring their complaints.
Ongata Rongai residents live in fear of lions who have been roaming in their premises for long
Kenya Wildlife Service#RongaiLions
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Prides of lions from Nairobi National Park have been roaming in residential areas since last month creating a lot of fear among residents.
In late October, a pride of lions was spotted in Ongata Rongai on sending Kenyans online into a frenzy.
The lions were seen walking past the Africa Nazarene University in Tuala area, where the mauled man was attacked from.
The lions were later said to have been spotted around Karen C area in Nairobi.
KWS is currently in an effort to have all loose lions returned to the park.